How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Apr 2019 09:24

Extra knowledge: Sinop is the home of Diogenes who said this famous quatation to Alexander. "Don't shade my sun"
On the other hand my motto is "I dont want to shade others sun. So that I stay by the fass/barrel."
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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Apr 2019 09:35

UB 7 Constantinople Flotilla 1916 Mined in the Black Sea 15 miles SE of Varna all crew lost (15 dead) 27-9-16

UB 7 sailed on Sep 27th 1916 towards Sevastopol and never returned. We learned years later from a russian report that she was sunk by a russian seaplane near Kerson Sealighthouse very near at russian shore. UB 7 was the first Uboat ever sunk by a plane.
source: Çakmak p.289

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Apr 2019 09:46

On Nov. 24 1916 UB 46 sailed towards Köstence (Constanz) Without any sucsess she returned to İstanbul. On the way at Karaburun on Dec. 7. 1916 hit a russian mine layed by Krap although Karaburun was clened by germans. It was a horned russian mine. Russian mımelayer Krap did exellend work.
source: Çakmak, p.291

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Apr 2019 09:54

UB 45 was active at east of Black Sea. Returned to Varna on Nov. 5. 1916. She hit a russian deep mine layed by russian minelayer Krap on Nov. 6. 1916 while sailing behind a mine sweeper. Only 5 survived.
Çakmak, p.290

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by stevebecker » 24 Jun 2019 00:55

Mate,

I found this but no mention of results?

"One of the greatest achievements of Turkish pilots in the Caucasian front came on February 13, 1917, when they bombed the Russian air base in Erzincan and the Russian headquarters in Yerhani. Russians were quick to retaliate, they bombed first Refahiye and then Giresun, destroying the aircraft hangar there. Russian aircraft were taking off from two air bases in Erzincan, one base in Haydarabad (Persia) and one base in Erzurum. At the same time the Russian fleet was shelling Turkish coastal towns of Giresun, Ordu, Samsun and Ünye."

Sorry does not mention Sinope but they were around there?

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by nursi2020 » 24 Jun 2019 10:43

Hi guys, i want asking, where i can get ottoman uniform ww1??

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Felix C » 25 Jun 2019 17:07

stevebecker wrote:
24 Jun 2019 00:55
Mate,

I found this but no mention of results?

"One of the greatest achievements of Turkish pilots in the Caucasian front came on February 13, 1917, when they bombed the Russian air base in Erzincan and the Russian headquarters in Yerhani. Russians were quick to retaliate, they bombed first Refahiye and then Giresun, destroying the aircraft hangar there. Russian aircraft were taking off from two air bases in Erzincan, one base in Haydarabad (Persia) and one base in Erzurum. At the same time the Russian fleet was shelling Turkish coastal towns of Giresun, Ordu, Samsun and Ünye."

Sorry does not mention Sinope but they were around there?

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looks like about 75km east to the nearest from Sinope. That is 2 hrs hard steaming time.

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by James A Pratt III » 28 Jun 2019 21:20

The books:
"The Russian fleet 1914-1917
North of Gallipoli
The Ottoman Steam navy 1828-1923

all deal with the naval war in the Black Sea in WW I

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by stevebecker » 28 Jun 2019 23:59

Felix,

I also notice you wrote;

"On Jan 25 Russian ships sank a a Turkish vessel with the entire their entire aeroplane fleet onboard.-unconfirmed"

The Turks reports this;

Turkish military aviation had received a great blow right after the Empire entered the war. On November 6, 1914, the Russian fleet sunk three Turkish vessels off Zonguldak. Two Bleriot planes that were intended to be used at the Caucasus front went down with the ships. Their pilots Salim Bey and Fesa Bey were taken prisoner and spent the next five years in Siberia. Consequently, Turkish troops had to fight at Köprüköy and Sarıkamış without air support.

Thats the only mention of air craft being lost due to Naval action, I can find so far?

The 7th Tayyare Boluk (Aircraft Company) was operational along the coast and carried out sorties against the Russian Fleet (mostly recce) with little results.

Limited air strength and poor maintence, was the main cause for the lack of operations here?

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Felix C » 29 Jun 2019 00:12

So it is confirmed. wonderful news. may I ask your source for the Turkish report?

Not WW1 air force aware other than Ger. naval Zepps

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by stevebecker » 29 Jun 2019 23:46

Mate,

The source cames from the webb site called "Turkey in the First World War"

EMAIL: altay.atli@turkeyswar.com

another part of the site gives us this;

"Turkish transports routes were indeed under threat. On December 6, three Turkish ships carrying supplies to the Caucasian front, Mithatpaşa, Bahr-i Ahmer and Bezm-i Alem, were sailing without escort when they encountered the Russian fleet that has bombed Zonguldak. All of them were sunk by the Russians, losing not only the valuable supplies including two aircrafts and an air battalion, but also 203 men, of whom 120 were taken prisoner by the Russians."

The aircraft were to form the 2nd Tayyare Boluk (Aircraft Company) for the Caucasian front.

Its lost meant that the Sqn was not formed on that front and reformed in Mesopotania.

2nd Sqn - formed (2x bleriot) 11-14 lost on way to 3rd Army reformed for Mesopotamia (18th Corps) (10x Aircraft (4x pfalz) 11x aircrew) 12-15 at Baghdad

The 7th Sqn was the first Sqn sent to the Caucasian Front almost two years later?

7th Sqn - formed 6x planes (2x Gotha's) for Caucasian front 2-16 to Erzincan 5-16 shown (2x Albatros C3 + captured Caudron G4) at Susehri 12-16 reported formed into one Sqn with 8th Sqn at Batum 3-18

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Felix C » 18 Jul 2019 11:18

Chronology of Russian Black Sea fleet operations

1914
By July 1914. The main forces of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are concentrated in Sevastopol.
10/29/1914 The attack of the Turkish destroyers "Movenet-e-Millie" and "Gayret-i-Vatanie" against Odessa. Gunboat "Donets" sunk. Gunboat "Kubanets" and minesweeper "Beshtau" were damaged. The shelling of the cruiser "Goeben" Sevastopol. Fighter destroyers "Lieutenant Pushchin", "Zhivuchy", "Hot" and mine-laying "Prut" with the battle cruiser "Goeben", destroyers "Tashoz" and "Samsun". As a result of the battle, the minelayer Prut was sunk and the destroyer Lieutenant Pushin was badly damaged. The cruiser "Breslau" at the entrance to the Kerch Strait set a minefield of 60 minutes, on which two steamboats were blown up and sank. The cruiser "Hamid" shelled Theodosius.
10/29/1914. 5 battleships, 2 cruisers, destroyers of the 1st and 2nd divisions of the Russian Black Sea Fleet went into the sea with the aim of intercepting enemy ships
29.10-13.11.1914. boats "Terets" and "Kubanets" put up in the area from Odessa to Ochakov 550 min barrage.
1.11-26.12.1914 The mine -layers "Ksenia", "Konstantin", "Georgy" and "Aleksey" placed 1,200 minutes of barrage seaportal to Sevastopol, 550 minutes in the Kerch Strait
05.11-11.12.1914 The minesweepers and minelayers in the Odessa region were exposed to 1,668 mines of an obstacle, 233 mines near the Dniester estuary, 200 min in the Karkinitsky Bay.
12.20.1914, 6.01.1915
4-7.11.1914. Destroyers of the 1st Division ("Wrathful", "Restless", "Shrill" and "Brash") put up at the Bosporus 240 minutes of barricades under the cover of battleships "Evstafy" (flagship), "John Chrysostom" , "Panteleimon", "Three Prelates", "Rostislav", cruisers "Memory of Mercury", "Cahul" and five destroyers of the 2nd division. Rostislav, Kagul and six destroyers raided Zunguldak, where they destroyed two steamboats. Returning to Sevastopol, the squadron destroyed three Turkish minesweepers (224 people were captured).
11/7/1914 German-Turkish cruiser Breslau fired at Poti.
15-18.11.1914. The linear ships "Evstafy" (flagship), "John Chrysostom", "Panteleimon", "Three Saints", "Rostislav", the cruisers "Memory of Mercury", "Cahul", armed with the yacht Almaz and 13 destroyers (1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions) inspected coastal waters from Batum to Kerasund and fired at Trebizond.
11/18/1914 The minelayers "Konstantin" and "Xenia" under the guise of destroyers of types "Z" and "F" put 123 mines from Trapezund, 77 min from Platan, 100 minutes from Unis, 100 minutes from Samsun. The battle of the Russian Black Sea squadron returning to Sevastopol with the Geben battle cruiser at Cape Sarych. "Goeben" received 14 hits of heavy shells (105 people were killed). The battleship Evstafy was damaged (34 people were killed).
11/21/1914 The Turkish cruiser Gamidiyet fired at Tuapse.
11/20/1914 The destroyers Zhivoy and Zharky were handed over to the Batumi detachment of ships consisting of a minelayer Dykhtau and three armed steamers.
2-4.12.1914, the squadron of the Black Sea Fleet examined the Anatolian coast.
On December 6-9, 1914, the destroyers Gnevny, Restless, Piercing and Daring examined the Anatolian coast.
11-15.12.1914 The squadron of the Black Sea Fleet examined the Anatolian coast.
12/10/1914 The “Goeben” battle cruiser and Payk-e-Shevket cruiser fired upon Batum.
12/25/1914 The cruiser "Hamidiye" fired upon Batum.
December 20-23, 1914. Minelayers "Xenia", "Konstantin", "George" and "Alexey" accompanied by destroyers of the 3rd division under the guise of the battleship "Evstafy" (flagship), "John Chrysostom", "Panteleimon" , "Three Saints", "Rostislav", the cruisers "Memory of Mercury", "Cahul", destroyers of the 1st and 2nd divisions, 70 miles from the Bosporus, put up 617 mines of an obstacle (18-23 of them exploded during installation).
December 20-25, 1914. A detachment of an obstacle consisting of the battleship "Rostislav", an armed yacht "Almaz", four old passages with mines on the board, accompanied by the destroyers "Swift", "Strict", "Ferocious" and "Sharp" (6th Division) tried to lay mines at Zunguldak. Fight with the German-Turkish cruiser "Breslau". The ships were aimlessly flooded by their crews.
12/25/1914 Following on to the Bosphorus, the German-Turkish battle cruiser "Goeben" hit a mine, exposed on 12/22/1914, the "Goeben" received 600 tons of water, and only the proximity of the base saved him from death.
12/23/1914. On the Russian mines of the fence, set up by boats on the Danube River near the Orshda Ada, the Temesh monitor sank and sank.
12/31/1914. The transition from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea of ​​the German submarines UB 7, UB 8, UB 13, UB 14 and UB 15 was completed.

1915
3-5.01.1915. The linear ships "Evstafy", "John Chrysostom", "Panteleimon", "Three Saints", "Rostislav", the cruisers "Memory of Mercury", "Cahul", armed yacht "Almaz" and 10 destroyers made raid on the Turkish coastal area between Kerempe and Trebizond. Battle of the cruiser "Memory of Mercury", destroyers "Wrathful", "Restless", "Shrill" and "Daring" with the Turkish cruiser "Hamidiye".
January 5-11, 1915. The output of the squadron of the Black Sea Fleet (without destroyers) to intercept the Breslau cruiser in the Tuapse region. Fight with the cruisers "Breslau" and "Hamidie". Continuing the campaign, the squadron destroyed about 50 sailing vessels off the Turkish coast.
January 14-19, 1915 A squadron of the Black Sea Fleet raided the Turkish coast in the area between Kerempe and Trabzon. In Sinop Bay, destroyers of the 1st Division destroyed the ship and three sailing ships.
January 24-27, 1915. A squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, accompanied by the destroyers Brestkoye and Shrill, made a raid on the Turkish coast in the Kerempe and Amastro areas. Combat contact with the Breslau and Gamidiye cruisers on
January 25, 1915. The 5th division of destroyers was transferred to Batum (Enviable, Zavetny, Zvonky, and Vigilant). The Batumi detachment began a systematic raid on Eastern Anatolia.
01.30-4.02.1915 The squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, accompanied by six destroyers of the 1st and 2nd divisions, raided Eastern Anatolia. The military cargo ship and 50 sailing ships were sunk.
12-20.02.1915 The squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, accompanied by six destroyers of the 1st and 2nd divisions, raided Eastern Anatolia.
March 7-10, 1915 The Evstafy, John Chrysostom, Panteleimon, Three Saints, Rostislav battleships, the Memory of Mercury, Kagul cruisers, 6 destroyers, the mine-builders Ksenia, “Konstantin”, “George”, “Aleksey” and two sea-going minesweepers fired at coastal objects in Zunguldak, Kozla and Kilimli, seven small steamers and a sailing vessel were destroyed at the Eregli roadstead.
March 5-8, 1915 In the area of ​​the Bosphorus the Nerpa submarine patrolled.
March 11-14, 1915. Squadron of the Black Sea Fleet (5 battleships) accompanied by the cruiser Memory of Mercury, the Nikolai I hydrodirectional transport (4 seaplanes), the destroyers Gnevny, Piercing and Daring
March 18-21, 1915. The squadron of the Black Sea Fleet (5 battleships), two cruisers, the "Nikolai I" hydro-aircraft transport, accompanied by the destroyers "Creepy", "Zhivuchy", "Lieutenant Pushchin", "Enviable", "Zavetny", "Wrathful "and" Piercing ", mine-layer" Xenia "and minesweeper raided the area of ​​the Bosphorus. Combat contact with the German-Turkish cruiser "Breslau".
March 18-21, 1915 In the area between the Bosphorus and Kefken Island, the Nerpa and Seal submarines patrolled.
March 27-31, 1915 Squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, armed Almaz yacht (with a seaplane), Nikolai I hydraulics (5 seaplanes), the memory of Mercury and Cahul cruisers, the destroyers Gnevny, Piercing, “Daring”, “Creepy”, “Zhivuchy”, “Lieutenant Pushchin”, “Enviable”, “Zavetny”, “Zvonky” and “Vigilant”, minelayers “Xenia” and “Aleksey” fired upon and attacked the fortifications of the strait Bosphorus. The cruiser "Memory of Mercury", the destroyers "Zavetny", "Zvonky" and "Vigilant" fired at port facilities in the Kozlu area. The cruiser "Cahul", the destroyers "Creepy", "Vivacious" and "Voiced" fired on coastal installations in the Eregli district. The cruiser "Memory of Mercury" and the hydraulic "Nikolay I" launched a strike on Zunguldak.
04/03/1915 Following for the shelling of Odessa, a Turkish cruiser “Medgidiye” blew up on a mine and sank.
03/29/4/4/1915 Near the shores of the Bosphorus the Seal submarine patrolled.
April 2-5, 1915. A squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, two cruisers accompanied by destroyers of the 1st, 4th and 5th battalions went to the Bosphorus to intercept the Geben battlecruiser and the Breslau light cruiser. As a result of the ensuing battle, the use of artillery and torpedoes was not successful.
On April 14-16, 1915, the destroyers Gnevny, Shrill and Daring in sea communications in the Coal District destroyed 4 Turkish steamers.
On April 17-21, 1915, the destroyers Gnevny, Shrill and Daring fired at Arhava, Vice and Sumla, destroyed and damaged more than 30 Turkish sailing ships.
May 1-6, 1915. A squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, two cruisers, the Almaz yacht, the Nikolai I hydro-aircraft transport, 8 destroyers and 4 minesweepers fired at coastal fortifications in the Bosphorus Strait. The fire was corrected with seaplanes. The ships destroyed 3 steamers and 5 sailing ships in Kozla.
05/05/1915 The destroyers Gnevny and Shrill sank two large Turkish steamers and a sailboat from Eregli.
On May 7-11, 1915, the squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, the "Alexander I" hydraulic aircraft, and the Xenia minelayer, made an expedition to the south-western part of the Black Sea. In the Eregli region, the cruiser Memory of Mercury destroyed two Turkish steamboats and 27 sailboats. The destroyers Daring and Restless sank two steamboats and a sailboat into Kozla, fired on fortifications in the Bosphorus Strait. Fight with the German-Turkish battle cruiser "Goeben", which fell into three heavy shells.
8.05-3.06.1915. Submarines "Nerpa" and "Seal" alternately patrolled along the Bosphorus.
13-18.05.1915. Campaign of the squadron of the Black Sea Fleet to the Bosphorus Strait.
17-19.05.1915. The Destroyers "The Bold" and "Restless"
On May 20-22, 1915, the destroyers Gnevny, Piercing and Daring made a raid in the area between Constanze and Zunguldak.
May 23-26, 1915. Campaign of the squadron of the Black Sea Fleet to the Bosphorus Strait.
27-29.05.1915 The destroyers "Restless" and "Angry" made a raid in the Coal District.
27.05-5.06.1915. The Nerpa submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
On 29-31.05.1915, the destroyers "Shrill" and "Restless" made a raid in the Coal District.
6-9.06.1915 The squadron of the Black Sea Fleet, accompanied by 14 destroyers, went into the Zunguldak area to bombard the coast and suppress commercial shipping. Two Turkish steamboats and 8 sailing ships were destroyed.
06-12.06.1915
June 7-14, 1915 The Seal submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
June 9-12, 1915. The destroyers Gnevny and Daring fired at the coast near Zunguldak. They destroyed two steamers and a sailboat. Fight with the cruiser "Breslau". Destroyer "Wrath" is damaged and towed to Sevastopol. The cruiser "Breslau" received three hits of artillery shells and left the battlefield.
June 11-12, 1915 The Morzh submarine operated on the coast of the Crimea.
12-14.06.1915. The Morzh submarine operated in the Coal District.
June 19-25, 1915 The Nerpa submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
25.06-2.07.1915. The Seal submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
July 8-14, 1915 The Nerpa, Seal, Morzh submarines and the Crab submarine minelayer operated at the Bosporus to cover the transfer of the battleship Empress Maria to Sevastopol. Underwater minelayer "Crab" put at the entrance to the strait 58 min barrage. 07/18/1915, on one of these mines, the cruiser Breslau was damaged and damaged.
8-16.07.1915 The Nerpa, Seal and Morzh submarines operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
07/14/1915 The destroyers "Shrill", "Restless" and "Bold" raided the shores of Rumelia and Western Anatolia. Destroyed the ship and coal barge.
07.17.07.1915 of the “Memory of Mercury” Cruiser and

24-26.07.1915. The destroyers "Happy", "Fast" and "Pylky" made a raid in the Coal District. Destroyed 19 sailing ships, shelled the coast.
07.24.1915. Four destroyers of the Batumi detachment off the coast of Eastern Anatolia destroyed about 150 small Turkish sailing ships.
31.07-4.08.1915 The destroyers "Zavetny", "Zvonky" and "Zorky" in the area between Samsun and Kerasund destroyed over 120 Turkish sailing ships.
1.08-3.09.1915. The Living and Zhivey destroyers in the Hopa region destroyed 46 Turkish sailing ships.
August 6-13, 1915 The Morzh submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
8-16.08.1915. The Seal submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
9-11.08.
18-24.08.1915. The Nerpa submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
27.08-3.09.1915. The Seal submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
08/29/3/9/1915 The destroyers Lieutenant Pushchin, Zavetny, Zvonky and Zorky destroyed 319 Turkish sailing vessels in the Kerasund region.
September 2-5, 1915 The destroyers Brestkoye and Gnevny, operating in the Coal District, sent a Turkish convoy of three ships sailing in the guard of the Hamidiye cruiser and two destroyers, the submarine Nerpa, the destroyers Quick, and "Piercing." As a result of the battle, three steamboats and a tug with a barge were destroyed. The cruiser "Gamidiye" was damaged.
09/03/1915 Bulgaria entered the war.
3-10.09.1915 The submarine "Nerpa" operated near the island of Kefken.
September 5-16, 1915. A squadron of the Black Sea Fleet covered the transfer of the battleship "Empress Maria" to Sevastopol.
September 5-16, 1915 A German submarine "UB 8" destroyed 4 sailing vessels off the coast of the Crimea.
September 6-20, 1915 A German submarine "UB 7" destroyed the transport off the coast of Odessa.
09.1915. Three tactical maneuverable groups were formed. Group 1: the battleship "Empress Maria" and the cruiser "Cahul". Group 2: the battleship Empress Catherine the Great and the cruiser Memory of Mercury. Group 3: the battleship Evstafy, John Chrysostom and Panteleimon. The linear ships "Three Saints" and "Rostislav" were withdrawn into combat-ready reserve. Organizational battleships "Empress Maria", "Empress Catherine the Great" and the cruiser "Cahul" and "Memory of Mercury" were consolidated into the 1st brigade of the Black Sea Fleet, and the battleship "Eustachy", "John Chrysostom" and "Pantelemon" - to the 2nd brigade of battleships of the Black Sea Fleet.
September 21-29, 1915 The Seal submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
September 21-30, 1915 The Morzh submarine operated on the shores of the Bosphorus.
30.09-2.10.1915. The 2nd brigade of battleships, the cruiser Memory of Mercury, the yacht Almaz and 7 destroyers under the cover of the battleship Empress Maria, the cruiser Kagul and 5 destroyers shelled the coast in the Coal District.
20-22.10.1915 The 2nd brigade of battleships, two cruisers, 10 destroyers, minelayers "Xenia", "Constantine" and "George" under the cover of the battleship "Empress Maria" fired Varna and Evksinograd.
25-27.10.1915. The operation was repeated by the same forces, but with the involvement of the yacht "Almaz" and the "Nikolai I" hydraulic transport.
October 23-25, 1915 Battleship "Empress Maria", cruiser "Memory of Mercury", destroyers "Lieutenant Shestakov", "Captain Saken", "Captain-Lieutenant Baranov", "Lieutenant Zatsarenny", "Daring", "Restless" and "Wrathful" fired upon Zunguldak, sank two coal schooners.
10-18.11.1915 The submarine "Morzh" cruised in the area between Varna and the Bosphorus, unsuccessfully attacked the German-Turkish battle cruiser "Geben".
12/1/1915 - 02/09/1916. The maneuverable groups went out to the Turkish coast 6 times to suppress commercial shipping, having spent a total of 23 days at sea.
December 9-11, 1915 The 1st Division destroyers, patrolling along the Turkish coast off Kefken Island, discovered the Turkish gunboat Tashkeprü and armed vehicles that came to the aid of the German submarine UB 13, which during a storm of 11/28/1915 was thrown ashore at the mouth of the river Melen. In a meek battle, both the ship and the submarine were destroyed.
24-26.12.1915 g. The shelling of the Bulgarian coast with the battleship "Empress Maria" and the 2nd brigade of battleships.
12/31/1915 - 01/01/1916. The 1st maneuverable group left the Coal District.

1916
01/08/1916 Battle in the area of ​​Kefken Island of the battleship "Empress Maria" with the German-Turkish battle cruiser "Geben". Having received damage to the nasal tip, "Goben" out of battle.
Until January 15, 1916, the Batumi detachment was reinforced by gunboats "Donets" and "Kubanets", destroyers "Strict" and "Swift". Temporarily, to assist the Erzerum operation, the battleship Rostislav, the destroyers Lieutenant Pushchin and the Living also entered the Batumi detachment.
January 16-18, 1916. Destroyers "Happy", "Daring", "Ardent", "Fast", "Lieutenant Shestakov", "Captain-Lieutenant Baranov", "Lieutenant Pushchin", "Eerie", "Zavetny", Enviable, Strict and Swift, divided into 6 groups (two ships in each), raided various sectors of the coastal communications of the enemy. Destroyed 164 sailing ships, motor schooner and powerboat. Fired at Samsun, Unye and Fale.
19-21.01.1916. The destroyers Happy, Daring, Pylky and Bystry repeated the raid and destroyed 40 Turkish sailing ships, fired at three shipyards and a bridge.
6-9.02.1916 The 1st maneuverable group (battleship "Empress Maria", cruiser "Cahul", destroyers "Zavetny", "Zavidniy", "Hasty", "Loud", hydraulic vehicles "Alexander I" and "Nikolai I ") fired at Zunguldak, destroyed the Turkish ship (7000 tons) and damaged two sailing ships.
02/08/1916. The destroyer Gnevny destroyed a Turkish steamer sticking to Kefken Island.
02/08/1916 The destroyers Zhivoy and Lieutenant Pushchin in the area of ​​Vice-Atin destroyed 5 Turkish schooners and 38 feluccas.
10.02-9.06.1916. The submarines "Nerpa", "Seal", "Walrus", "Whale" and "Crab" made a total of 13 combat trips to the south-western part of the Black Sea.

02.21.1916. The submarine "Seal" near the island Kefken destroyed the Turkish schooner.
02/28/1916 The destroyers "Shrill" and "Restless" destroyed 17 sailing ships in the Coal District, fired at Faz, entered combat contact with the German-Turkish cruiser Breslau.
February 28 - March 5, 1916 The Batumi detachment and the battleship "Rostislav" ensured the landing of a tactical assault force near the city of Atin under the guise of the 1st and 2nd maneuver groups that replaced each other.
2.03.1916. The destroyers "Wrathful" and "Happy" destroyed a sailboat with coal in Zunguldak. Combat contact with the cruiser "Breslau".
March 5-8, 1916 The destroyers "Loud" and "Bystry" in the Coal District destroyed coal transport (5,600 tons).
03/10/1916. The 2nd maneuverable group tried to fire at Varna. During the operation on the mine, the destroyer Lieutenant Pushchin was killed, the operation was terminated.
03/17/1916 The destroyers "Shrill" and "Hasty" in the Coal District destroyed a tanker with 500 tons of gasoline.
03/23/1916 The submarine "Walrus" torpedoed and destroyed the Turkish tugboat.
03/24/1916 The destroyers "Shrill" and "Hasty" passed along the Turkish coast from Trapezund to Kerasund and destroyed 16 sailboats.
03/26/1916 The destroyers "Shrill" and "Hasty" repeated the march, destroyed 10 cargo feluccas and 5 sailing ships.
26.03-2.04.1916
March 26-17.04.1916 The 1st brigade of battleships, the cruisers Kagul, Memory of Mercury, Prut, Almaz, Alexander I, Nikolay I air transport and almost all the fleet destroyers provided transportation 1 and 2nd Plastun Brigade from Novorossiysk in Rize.
1.04.1916. The submarine "Seal" torpedoed and forced the Turkish ship to be thrown ashore.
04/03/1916 The German-Turkish cruiser "Breslau" and the German submarine "U-33" destroyed the minesweeper "N 33", which had landed on stones at Hamurkan.
04/03/1916. The submarine "Seal" at Cape Shalbi destroyed 11 Turkish coal schooners.
04/04/1916 German submarine "U-33" at Ofa, while trying to attack two Russian transport,
04/14/1916 The destroyers "Shrill", "Daring" and "Restless", bypassing the Turkish coast from Trebizond to Vaughn, destroyed 58 Turkish sailing ships.
April 14-20, 1916 The Rostislav and Panteleimon battleships, the Donets and Kubanets gunboats, 8 destroyers and 8 Elpidifor-type minesweepers supported parts of the Caucasian army that were advancing on Trabesund with artillery fire.
04/24/1916 The submarine "Seal" near the island of Kefken torpedoed and destroyed the Turkish ship. In addition, the brigantine was destroyed by artillery fire.
In 04.1916, the 2nd brigade of battleships, the cruiser “Memory of Mercury”, the yacht “Almaz”, the 5th division of destroyers temporarily relocated to Batum. Four destroyers, two gunboats, submarines Nalim and Skat, two minesweeper divisions and two coastal squadrons of seaplanes were based on Trabzon.
12.05-4.06.1916 The 1st and 2nd maneuverable groups ensured the transportation of the 123rd and 127th infantry divisions from Mariupol to Kawata Bay (east of Trapezund).
05/07/1916 The German-Turkish cruiser "Breslau" fired Cape Tarkhankut. The battleship "Empress Maria" and three destroyers unsuccessfully tried to intercept the cruiser from the Bosphorus.
05/13/1916 The submarine "Walrus" in the area of ​​Cape Shali rammed a Turkish sailboat with a ram attack.
05/29/1916 The submarine "Seal" from Inadi seized a Turkish sailing schooner.
30.05-29.06.1916 The ships of the Batumi and Trapezund detachments supported the Caucasian Army with artillery fire.
06/07/1916 The submarine "Walrus" at Cape Emine captured a large Turkish sailing brig.
10-20.06.1916. The submarine "Nerpa" cruised in the Coal area.
21-27.06.1916. The submarine "Seal" cruised in the Coal area.
06.21-1.07.1916. The submarine "Kit" cruised in the Coal area.
2-6.07.1916 The submarine "Nerpa" cruised in the Coal area.
June 10, July 6, 1916 As a result of the actions of Russian submarines in the Coal District, the enemy lost 2 steamboats,
4-13.07.1916 The submarine "Morzh" cruised in the Coal area.
July 4-7, 1916 The 1st and 2nd maneuverable groups attempted to intercept the German-Turkish battlecruiser “Goeben” and the cruiser “Breslau” from the Bosphorus.
7-9.07.1916 The submarine "Skat" off the coast of Eastern Anatolia destroyed a Turkish barque and 5 feluccas with artillery fire.
4 -? 07.1916 g. The 1st and 2nd maneuverable groups attempted to intercept the German-Turkish battlecruiser “Goeben” and the light cruiser “Breslau” at the Bosporus.
07/10/1916 The destroyers "Bystry" and "Ardent" with artillery fire destroyed a small steamer near the River Melen.
07.22.1916. The first maneuverable group tried to destroy the German-Turkish light cruiser "
07.22-1.08.1916. The submarine "Seal" cruised in the Coal area.
07/30 - August 1, 1916. The Crab underwater minelayer set up 60 minutes of barrage in the Bosphorus.
2-4.08.1916. Destroyers of the 1st Division "Piercing", "Restless", "Daring" and "Wrathful" under the cover of the battleship "Empress Catherine the Great", the destroyers "Happy" and "Loud", submarines "Nerpa" "and" Whale "put 320 mines on the approaches to the Bosphorus.
On 08/12/1916, the Kanonersky boats "Donets", "Terets" and "Kubanets" became part of the Danube Flotilla. Its actions were provided by a special-purpose squad as part of the battleship Rostislav, the submarines Karp.
August 23-25, 1916. The bombing of Varna with Russian hydroplanes launched from 3 hydraulic aircraft. As a result of the retaliatory attacks of the German aircraft, the destroyer "Hasty" was damaged.
On 27-30.08.1916, 3 minelayers under the cover of the 1st and 2nd maneuver groups put up a 400-minute obstacle near Constanza.
09/09/1916 At Constanta, on two Romanian mines, the destroyer "Restless" was seriously damaged and sustained damage.
09/07/1916 The destroyers "Fast" and "Loud" fired Balchik and Kovarny. Destroyed 21 barge and a warehouse with kerosene.
09/26/1916 The destroyers "Vigilant" and "Enviable" fired at Mangalia
19.09.-12.10.1916. The destroyers Lieutenant Shestakov, Captain-Lieutenant Baranov, Enviable and 3 minesweepers periodically, supported the coastal flank of the Caucasian army with artillery fire.
10/14/1916 The minelayer "Ayu-Dag" set up an anti-submarine network between Mangalia and Tuzla.
14-23.10.1916 The ships of the special purpose squad as part of the battleship "Rostislav", the 5th battalion of destroyers ("Zavetny", "Zvonky", "Zorky" and "Zavidny"), 2 destroyers of the 3rd division (" Lieutenant Shestakov, "Captain-Lieutenant Baranov"), 8 minesweepers and the mine layer "Ayu-Dag", with artillery fire supported the troops defending Constanza.
09/21/1916 Submarine "Seal"
09/20/9/10/1916 The ship "Empress Catherine the Great", accompanied by the destroyers "The Bold" and "Pylky", the hydro-aviatransport "Nikolay I", provided transportation of troops to Constanza and Sulin.
10.30-5.11.1916 The cruiser “Memory of Mercury”, the destroyers “Bystry”, “Hasty” and “Shrill” fired at the oil depots in Constance (out of 37 tanks they burned 15).
12/13/1916 The cruiser "Memory of Mercury" fired Balchik.
5-9.08. 1916 Destroyers "Piercing", "Restless", "Daring" and "Loud" under the cover of the battleship "Empress Catherine the Great", destroyers "Happy" and "Loud", submarines "Nerpa" and "Whale"
08/12/1916 The destroyers "Shrill", "Restless" at Cape Adadzhiklar (east of the Bosphorus) put up 156 min barriers.
08-18.08.1916. The submarine "Nerpa" acting at the Bosphorus, burned and shot down 2 Turkish sailing schooners.
08/21/1916. The piercers "Piercing" and "Daring" at Cape Hissar-Kayasy set a 160-minute barrier.
09/06/1916 Minesweeper "N 234" (of the Elpidifor type) put 220 mines near Varna. On the morning of September 7, 1916, a German UB-45 submarine exploded and sank at this barrier.
09/07/1916 Destroyers "Pylky", "Fast", "Loud", "Lieutenant Shestakov", "Captain-Lieutenant Baranov" at the Kara-Burna cape put up a 220-minute barrier.
09/09/1916 The Crab underwater minelayer set a 30-minute barrage at Varna. To the place of the production was delivered in tow by the destroyer "Wrathful".
September 14-20, 1916 The submarine "Seal" near the Bosphorus destroyed a Turkish sailing vessel by artillery fire.
10/6/1916 The destroyers "Happy", "Piercing" and "Hasty" raided Samsun and destroyed 58 Turkish sailing ships.
7-13.10.1916 The submarine "Seal", patrolling near the island of Kefken, in an artillery battle destroyed an armed Turkish ship (6,000 tons).
10/17/1916 The submarine "Narval" at Sinop destroyed a Turkish cargo ship.
21-24.10.1916 The ship "Empress Catherine the Great" and 2 destroyers covered the military shipments along the Black Sea and the mine setting at the Bosphorus minesweeper "N 234".
10/22/1916. The minesweeper "N 234" at the Cape Kara-Burnu set up 220 minutes of an obstacle. A German submarine "UB 46" exploded and sank on them.
2.11.1916. The destroyers "Captain Saken", "Lieutenant Zatsarenny" and "Strict" made a raid on the anchorage at the mouth of the river Terme, landed sabotage groups. 20 Turkish feluccas were destroyed.
3-12.11.1916 The submarine "Seal" near the island of Kefken forced the Turkish ship to be thrown ashore, destroyed the Turkish sailing vessel and brought one Turkish sailing vessel to Sevastopol.
11-19.12.1916. The submarine "Kit" near the Bosporus with a ram attack sank the Turkish paddle steamer, and with artillery fire a large Turkish sailboat (680 tons) and 9 felucings.
11/27/1916. Minesweeper "N 234" near Varna put out 440 mines of an obstacle. As a mine base was used mine layer "Xenia".
11/30/1916 The destroyers "Pylky" and "Daring" east of Kara-Burn Cape set a 120-minute barrier.
12/18/1916 The destroyers "Hot" and "Live" on the approaches to the Bosphorus put up 96 min barriers. The role of the mine base was carried out by the destroyer “Daring” (72 mines of the sample of 1912).
12/25/1916. The minesweeper "N 234" near Varna put out 440 mines of a barrier under the cover of the destroyer "Piercing".

1917
January 5-9, 1917 The 2nd brigade of battleships and a maneuverable group (the battleship Empress Catherine the Great, the cruiser Memory of Mercury and the 3rd destroyer) went out to the Bosphorus to intercept the German-Turkish battleship Geben. During the operation, 39 Turkish motor-sailing schooners were destroyed off the Anatolian coast.
On January 27-30, 1917, the destroyers "Hasty" and "Daring" at the Anatolian coast captured 7 Turkish sailing ships and destroyed 13 schooners.
01/31/1/19/1917. The Hasty and Daring destroyers near the Anatolian coast destroyed 2 Turkish sailing ships.
13-15.02.1917 The destroyers "Bystry", "Pylky" and the minelayer "Saint Nicholas" at the Anatolian coast destroyed 15 Turkish sailing schooners. The destroyer "Fast", after a collision with a minelayer, received damage to the nasal tip of the hull.
May 14 (according to other data on May 28) 1917. The submarine "Walrus" was killed at Cape Eregli. From January 31 to May 28, 1917, the Morges submarine made four combat campaigns, sank and captured 14 Turkish sailing ships, operating east of the Bosporus.
12/25/1916 - 09/11/1917 The submarine "Kashalot" made 8 combat trips. Sank and captured 25 Turkish courts. Mainly operated on the eastern approaches to the Bosphorus.
3.01-1.07.1917. The submarine "Nerpa" made 5 military campaigns, sank and captured 7 Turkish sailing ships, operated east of the Bosporus.
01/11/12/07/1917 The submarine Narwhal made 5 military campaigns, sank and captured 23 Turkish sailing ships, operated east of the Bosporus.
01/18/1917, 2 minesweepers of the Elpidifor type, 2 minelayers, the cruiser Memory of Mercury under the cover of the 2nd brigade of battleships fielded 460 min of the barrier near the Bosporus
01/18/14/04/1917. The submarine "Kit" made 3 combat campaigns, sank and captured 10 Turkish sailing ships, operated east of the Bosphorus.
02/13/1917 The destroyers "Lieutenant Shestakov" and "Lieutenant Zatsarenny" fired at Tuzla and Kaliakra.
02/23/1917 The destroyers Zhivoy and Zharky bombarded Tuzla and Kaliakra.
February 23-25, 1917 The Svobodnaya Rossiya battleship, the Memory of Mercury cruiser and 3 destroyers off the Anatolian coast destroyed 3 Turkish sailing schooners.
03/07/1917 The destroyers "Shrewish" and "Ferocious" fired at port facilities in Tirebolu and Kerasund, destroyed 2 Turkish sailing ships.
04/04/1917. The destroyers Zhivoy and Zharky near Tuzla destroyed 2 Turkish large sailing schooners.
05/17/1917. The boats from the cruiser Memory of Mercury, under the guise of the battleship Svobodnaya Rossiya and 2 destroyers, put up barrage mines in the Bosphorus Strait.
05.24.05.1917. The boats from the cruiser “Memory of Mercury”, the destroyers “Gnevny” and “Piercing”, under the cover of a battleship and 5 destroyers, in the Bosphorus put up a 186-minute obstacle.
May 28-5. In 1917, the destroyers "Sharp-witted" and "Strict", accompanied by 2 auxiliary cruisers ("King Karl" and "Dacia") fired at the coast in the area of ​​Ak-Lyman - Tirebolu, Shakir-Ogly, Samsun, Ordu, destroyed 233 and captured 17 Turkish sailing ships.
16-17.06.1917. Speedboats delivered to the place of production by the destroyers "Happy" and "Ardent", at Zunguldak put up 40 small mines of an obstacle.
06/25/1917 The battle of the battleship "Free Russia" and destroyers with the German-Turkish light cruiser "
06/26/1917 The minelayers "George", "Alexey", "Xenia", 4 minesweepers of the type "Elpidifor" and the cruiser "Memory of Mercury" put up at the Bosporus 880 mines of an obstacle.
18-20.07.1917 Minesweeper, auxiliary cruiser "King Karl", minelayer "Xenia", destroyer "Pylky" and 4 speedboats (they went to the place of staging in tow at the destroyers "Bystry" and "Happy") under cover the battleship "Free Russia", the cruiser "Memory of Mercury", the destroyers "Kerch" , "Fidonisi", "Hasty" and "Lieutenant Shestakov", put up 280 minutes near the Bosporus.
28.07-7.10.1917 The submarine "Seal" made 2 combat campaigns,
08.08-27.10.1917 The submarine "Gagara" made 2 military campaigns, sank and captured 7 Turkish sailing ships, operated east of the Bosporus.
08/13/1917 The "Ferocious" and "Swift" destroyers near Teribolu fired 152-mm Turkish coastal batteries.
08/24/1917 The destroyers "Loud", "Fidonisi", "Ferocious" and "Strict" landed a sabotage group in the Horde.
27-29.08.1917. The destroyers "Happy" and "Hasty" raided the section of the Turkish coast between Cape Baba and Cape Keremle.
1-3.09.1917. The destroyers "Loud" and "Fidonisi" made a raid on Turkish communications in the area of ​​the Bosphorus.
September 7-10, 1917. The Destroyers "Happy" and "Loud"
September 13-15, 1917. The “Daring” and “Fidonisi” destroyers made a raid on Turkish communications in the area between Cape Shile and Cape Baba.
30.09-3.10.1917. The destroyers "Bystry", "Loud" and "Fidonisi" raided Turkish communications in the area between Kefken and Cape Baba.
4-7.10.1917. The destroyers "Wrathful" and "Hasty" made a raid on Turkish communications in the area between Kefken and Cape Baba.
17-20.10.1917. The destroyers "Bystry" and "Daring" made a raid on the Anatolian coast.
10/31/1917 The destroyers "Pylky" and "Bystry" in the Yneada Bay sank the Turkish destroyer "Hamidabad" with artillery fire, 2 steamers, damaged 3 minesweepers, fired at the coast.
10.31-5.11.1917 The battleships "Free Russia", "Volya", the 2nd brigade of the battleships, the cruiser "Memory of Mercury", 5 destroyers and the hydraulic transport "Romania" tried to intercept the German-Turkish light cruiser "Breslau".

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Felix C » 19 Jul 2019 12:53

I found an article detailing the little sailing vessels sunk on one raid in 1915. They were under 100tons.
So there is a registry somewhere of the small tonnage losses.

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Felix C » 27 Jul 2019 23:12

Here is an interesting article detailing some 1915 raids from the Ottoman side with damage assessments https://dergipark.org.tr/download/article-file/188311

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Re: How often did the Russian navy attack Sinope in the GW?

Post by Joe R » 29 Jul 2019 17:12

4.5.15 Amalia 405/61 built by Smith & Rodgers,Govan Middleton yard 65 captured by Russian KAGUL 30 miles NE of Bosporus and taken to
Sevastopol. Constanza for Istanbul. Taken up as Imperial Russian Navy Transport No. 112
4.5.15 Iskondar 2900/07 ex Craigforth built by A.Rodger & Co. Glascow Sunk by gunfire from Russian PAMIAT MERKURIA off kozlu
5.5.15 Yesilirmak 1591/82 Shelled and sunk by Russian destroyers GNEVNYY and PRONZITELNYI at Zonguldak while loading coal for Istanbul
5.5.15 Millet 817/92 ex Seagull built by Murdoch & Murray Glascow Sunk by gunfire from Russian DDs DERZKIY and BESPOKOYNIY At Eregli
9.5.15 Sadic or Sagditche 763/72 ex Talisman built by Blackwood & Gordon Port Glascow shelled by Russian DDs while alongside at
Zonguldak DERZKIJ and Bespokojnyi, later beached at Kilimli as a total loss.
9.5.15 Hellespont ex Alaska built by Short Brothers Pallion Sunderlanf yard No,139 Sunk by Russians off Eregli.

This is what I have for May 1915 so far. May have some errors or Omissions
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Joe R

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